Close Service Gaps To End HIV/AIDS Among Children and Adolescents: UNAIDS

A new report released by UNAIDS today at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City, Mexico, shows that the world is lagging behind in its commitment to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents. By Kudakwashe Pembere According to the report titled Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free the pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections among children and expanding access to treatment for children, adolescents and pregnant women living with HIV has slowed significantly. Further, global targets set for 2018 have been missed, despite…

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VP Chiwenga Flown To China For Medical Tests

ZIMBABWE’S Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been flown to China from for some medical tests, a Cabinet official said. By Kudakwashe Pembere Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba in a statement said VP Chiwenga left this week. “The Office of the President and Cabinet wishes to inform the Nation that the Vice President this week left for the People’s Republic of China where he is set to undergo further medical tests,” he said. Charamba added, “His relocation to China, which builds on the satisfactory recovery progress he has been making, follows…

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Govt Explores Ways To Reduce Load Shedding In Health Institutions

ENERGY and Power Development minister Advocate Fortune Chasi has hinted that government is looking ways of increase power generation with the view of reducing load shedding in critical institutions such as hospitals, health related organisations and schools. Chasi on Thursday told the Senate that it was unfortunate that health institutions were not spared of the 12 hour load shedding. I want to inform the House that the decision to load shed is a very painful one for both Government and our utility.  In terms of policy, we try as much…

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Avenues Clinic Donates to Chipinge District Hospital

THE Avenues Clinic has donated an assortment of hospital equipment to Chipinge District Hospital as part of its corporate social responsibility drive. By Michael Gwarisa Equipment that was donated include 10 hospital beds, a theatre table, five baby cribs ,drug trolleys and emergency trolleys. Speaking at the handover ceremony the Board Chairman, Mr James Maposa said the donation was mainly motivated by the need to better equip the hospital so that it can sustain the growing number of patients that it is now having to attend to. When the cyclone…

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